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October 2008 Issue

October 2008 Issue of Swimming World Magazine

Contents of The October issue:3 TECHNIQUE TIP: Backstroke Start demonstrated by Aaron Peirsol 10 GREAT HAUL OF CHINA by John Lohn Not only did Michael Phelps command the attention and admiration of billions all over the world, but this year’s group of elite swimmers—with 26 world records to their credit—also helped make the Beijing Games perhaps the greatest Olympic swimming competition ever. 12 OLYMPIC SWIMMING: Day-by-Day Coverage by John Lohn 28 NOBODY BETTER! by John Lohn Michael Phelps put on a show that not only captured the fascination of the fans inside Beijing’s Water Cube, but also left the rest of the world awestruck. 33 OLYMPIC 10K MARATHON: Hollywood Endings by Steven Munatones Russia’s Larisa Ilchenko and the Netherlands’ Maarten van der Weijden captured the women’s and men’s 10K marathon, respectively, in dramatic fashion. 36 OLYMPIC DIVING: A Near Sweep by Jason Marsteller China’s divers won seven of the eight diving events—to the delight of their hometown fans. 38 OLYMPIC WATER POLO: Bucking the Odds by Bruce Wigo The Dutch women and the American men defied the odds by making it into their respective Olympic championship water polo games, but only one team—the Netherlands—was able to seal the deal for gold. 42 OLYMPIC SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING: Russia Continues its Dominance by Judy Jacob Anastasia Davydova and Anastasia Ermakova of Russia became the first-ever synchronized swimmers to repeat as Olympic champions in duet, then joined six of their teammates to capture the team competition. The following contents are available online at as a free download: DEPARTMENTS: 6 A VOICE for the SPORT 44 PREP SCHOOL LISTINGS 53 FOR THE RECORD 58 CALENDAR 59 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 62 PARTING SHOT In the Swimming Technique portion of the magazine you will find the following:68 Q&A WITH COACH TIM WELSH by Michael J. Stott 70 HOW THEY TRAIN: MacKenzie LeBlanc by Michael J. Stott In the SWIM portion of the magazine you will find the following:65 THE POOL’S EDGE, PRESENTED BY VIEW: Easy Street by Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen One of the best ways to swim FAST is to SLOW down. 66 THE WORKOUT CARD: Team Training Cycle by Mark Rankin In the Junior Swimmer portion of the magazine you will find the following:71 SPEEDO AMERICAN RELAY by Judy Jacob 72 TYR AGE GROUP SWIMMER OF THE MONTH: Barbara Caraballo 

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